Have you joined our Indygo Junction Facebook Group yet? Our Indygo Junction Sewing Pattern Group is a forum for learning and sharing IJ patterns and projects. You will find exclusive content just for our members. We have just released a FREE Pattern for anyone who joins. This pattern is called the Everyday Dress, but can also be made as a top or a tunic. It is a simple pattern that can be made any number of ways to share your creative style.
The Everyday Dress
This classic A-line raglan sleeve style pullover features an elastic cased neckline. It can be made as a top, tunic or dress with short or 3/4 length sleeves. Make it your own; wear it o the shoulder; style it with a belt, try it in a variety of fabrics. The possibilities are endless. Darts at the bust-line help give this silhouette a more feminine style. The bias detailing around the neck doubles as the elastic casing. Or simply fold the neckline hem to create a casing. Sizes S-3XL. Try it in your favorite fabrics, from quilting cotton, corduroy, knits and more!
This pattern offers 2 finishing options: a bias trimmed neckline, or a self casing. The bias option allows for a contasting band that has a thin finish for either 1/4″ or 3/8″ elastic. The self cased neckline can be used with this thinner elastic, as well as 1/2″ and 3/4″ elastic as well.
For this dress we used a Cotton spandex blend knit from Girl Charlee. We used ¼” elastic on view A. The patch pockets pattern is aligned so that they almost disappear when not in use.
This Everyday Top features a beautiful homespun woven from Textile Creations. The short sleeves make this perfect for summer. We used ¾” elastic to give more weight to the neck, and also this way it can easily be worn off the shoulder.
This thin waled corduroy makes a dress with more body, and with added warmth for cooler days. We paired this dress with a coordinating belt for a more defined silhouette.
Gingham is the perfect project to pair with bias casings using pre-made solid color bias tape. We made the patch pockets stand out by changing them out for a smaller check. This dress uses a 3/8” elastic to fill the whole bias channel.
We hope you will join our group for the FREE pattern and a chance to learn and share with our creative community of Indygo Junction friends!